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About KFG


Why It Began

 A passion for shoes, an appreciation for style, but a need for comfort.

 After years of wearing sneakers, I found myself working in an office and wearing hard leather shoes for the first time. In the pursuit to find a pair of comfortable dress shoes, I was not willing to give up style for comfort. The more I searched, the more money I spent on shoes that were comfortable but frumpy or gorgeous but hard. Traditional store bought insoles are too big for most all shoes and just don't fit in dress shoes. After years of research and development, my Triple Density Insoles are  thin, but use modern technology to  provide the protection of much larger insoles. 



COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

Every pair of Kicks For Gents has been designed to be long lasting while using high quality materials and modern comfort technology. Built to last, our kicks are repairable to avoid the landfill!

DIRECT TO CONSUMER PRICING FOR ETHICALLY MADE MODERN SHOES

 

 

Why Limited Inventory?

Reduce Waste

Manufacturing shoes in small batches reduces the waste, energy and fuel consumed when overproducing shoes that might just sit on a shelf, go to a discount outlet or, worse, be destroyed. 

Limited inventory allows us to keep overhead minimal. We ship from a small office and can adapt more quickly to bring you what you want.

  

Value

Quality over quantity, it's that simple. Small batch manufacturing allows us to adapt more quickly to customer demand. Whether it be adapting to changes in shoe innovation, design, or materials, we are constantly testing the waters.

Quality Materials

Leather is just like skin. Without moisturizer, it can dry up and even crack. Since our shoes are handcrafted at the time a customer places an order, this ensures that the leather isn't sitting around getting dry in a warehouse or on a shelf.


Soft supple leather will be the most comfortable to wear, reduce the break-in period and will quickly mold to the foot.

For example, this is why when you find shoes at an outlet store, the leather is hard and it can hurt to break the shoe in. The reason for this is that by the time the shoe reaches an outlet store, the leather has been sitting in a box drying up for what could be years.
 


Production Overview

Cut: Raw material is hand cut for the upper of the shoe

Sewing: The upper patter and lining are being stitched together to create the final upper piece that will be stretched and molded over the shoe last.  The shoe then passes through the assembly line to finish the sole stitching

Lasting: The upper is stretched over the shoe last and left on the last for 3 days for the shoe to take shape. 

Pre-Patina: The shoe is now ready to be takin to the Patina Workshop where they apply natural dyes and oils by hand to color the shoe. 

Finishing: the finishing department does the final retouching and brushing to get the perfect look.

Packing: The order will be packed and checked for any additional service or accessories that may have been requested

Inspection: the order will be inspected for any imperfections.  If an imperfection is found, then this will delay shipment.

Ready to ship: Once the order is ready to ship, a pickup  will be scheduled for the next business day. Our shoes are shipped express from Spain to us here in Philadelphia.

Arrival Inspection: Once the shoes arrive in Philadelphia, I personally inspect every pair for imperfections and can send you pictures of your shoe.

Insole Fitting: We then fit the shoe with our medical grade triple density insoles. 

Final Shipment: We then pack up your order and send them via USPS Priority 2-day shipping directly to your front door!

 

Sizing GUIDE

 

Our Lasts

Silver Insoles

ADAPTIVE MEMORY FOAM

 

 

 

Comfortable Shoes Make People Happy!

Our lineup includes modern and classic styles made from quality materials.

 

    The art of shoemaking is a tradition that has created great shoemakers all over the world. 
    Currently we have shoes both made in Spain, Turkey and the United States of America.
    Just check each style to find out where it was made. 
    Our insoles, however, are made right here in the USA!